Imagine you have around $1,800,000 to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two apartments in the same neighborhood. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.
|Address:||168 Midwood Street/||201 Ocean Avenue|
? 168 Midwood Street is an 1899 Romanesque Revival townhouse with many of its ornate original details still intact. Highlight include "dog-legged stoops, full-height rounded bays, stained-glass transom lights, decorative ornamental plaques, and galvanized cornices" as well as a "turned intricately carved center staircase, scroll work, and pier mirrors." The house was recently updated and renovated, gaining a new kitchen and powder room in the process.
? Unlike its counterpart 201 Ocean Avenue probably needs some renovation, but it does have its advantages. For one, it's right on the park, which also makes it slightly closer to trains. Also, it's $475,000 (27 percent) cheaper, and it's got its own share of well-preserved, incredibly ornate original details.
· Listing: 168 Midwood Street [Brown Harris Stevens]
· Listing: 201 Ocean Avenue [Corcoran]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]